The ¡Vacúnate ya contra el Covid y vive calidá! rural COVID-19 communication campaign was launched in 14 municipalities of Huehuetenango, San Marcos, Quiché, and Alta Verapaz. The campaign materials included TV, print, mobile loudspeaker audio, social media in Spanish as well as radio spots in 6 languages (Spanish, Ixil, Mam, Poqomchi’, Q’eqchi’, and Q’anjob’al). The campaign promoted vaccination among individuals hesitant to get vaccinated, people who need their second dose, pregnant women and nursing mothers, and parents of children aged 12–17 years.
The SIAP Elderly Hero Competition Currently as an integral part of the SIAP Campaign, is aimed to encourage vaccination coverage for the elderly. Supported by the USAID through the Breakthrough ACTIONS for COVID-19 program Indonesia, has collaborated with the Directorate of Health Promotion and Community Empowerment, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia to conduct a complete COVID-19 vaccination program campaign for community groups. through public service advertisements on television, outdoor media, social media and digital media to encourage the achievement of complete COVID-19 vaccination until September 2022.
As part of the SIAP campaign, the Elderly hero competition uses an approach “from the elderly to the elderly” encouraging their fellow elderly the get full dose of COVID-19 vaccination and overcome challenges to get vaccinated.
The SIAP Elderly Hero Competition, which was held from March to the end of April 2022, succeeded in capturing 529 elderly people from 10 regencies/cities, namely Dumai City and Kampar Regency (Riau), Pasuruan Regency and Lumajang Regency (East Java), Kubu Raya Regency and North Kayong Regency. (West Kalimantan), Sinjai and Bantaeng regencies (South Sulawesi), and Kupang and South Central Timor (NTT) regencies. The elderly candidates were obtained by registering themselves voluntarily, searching from health center data, or searching directly from house to house.
From hundreds of candidates, the competition has chosen 10 elderly heroes. These ten figures has carry out a series of socialization of the complete dose COVID-19 vaccination through talk shows on local district/city radio, IG Live campaigns and social media through collaboration with local influencers, as well as holding sharing sessions at several community events.
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can spread rapidly and cause a lot of harm. But if communities respond appropriately and quickly, it is possible to limit its spread and the damage it causes. Mass media and communication have an absolutely vital role to play in this effort.
BBC Media Action has developed this handbook to help media support their audiences to face
this health emergency and manage the infodemic.
This booklet includes an illustrated story and activities to help parents and guardians who are contemplating the COVID-19 vaccination for their child have a conversation with their child about the vaccine. The booklet was developed and designed for print availability in health care facility waiting rooms, and can be used in other settings.
Health workers like you are putting their trust in science, getting the COVID-19 vaccine, and feeling more confident treating patients. You can feel safer at work too.
Get Vaxxed for Good Vibes is a USAID-supported campaign to help the Department of Health in the Philippines advance COVID prevention and vaccine confidence for at-risk populations in rural and semi-urban communities. Two years into the global pandemic, promoting minimum public health standards together with vaccine uptake helps communities recover and bounce back.
BIDA Kid is a campaign designed to support children’s healthy and safe return to schools in the Philippines. The Department of Education, Department of Health, and USAID partnered together to integrate COVID-19 prevention behaviors messaging into a TV spot, jingle, and print materials to help promote learning-conducive and pandemic-responsive schools that prioritize health and safety at all times.
This is an infosheet touching on key topics of concern regarding COVID-19 vaccination. It addresses core components of hesitation, fears, and misunderstandings. Target audiences for this infographic are rural communities, those on the fence or undecided about vaccination, and adults with multiple comorbidities.
This document is written for humanitarian or public health organizations as well as national governments seeking to document rumors in a systematic and dynamic fashion.
First, the document provides an overview of the role of rumors in a public health or humanitarian emergency, followed by a summary of the community-based approach taken by Breakthrough ACTION during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finally, the guide lays out an application of this approach using the District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) open source software platform, including an overview of a pre-configured metadata package that can be installed on a new DHIS2 system or imported to an existing system.
While this guide and the associated DHIS2 package were developed for COVID-19, rumors play a role in a variety of public health issues. Real-time monitoring of rumors thus provides a unique opportunity for dynamic two-way communication with communities.
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